With the Pittsburgh Steelers regular football season starting this weekend, Port Authority of Allegheny County reminds fans that special bus service to Heinz Field will not be offered this year.
Fans still may use regular Port Authority bus and T service to reach the North Shore on game days. The Trip Planner at PortAuthority.org is a convenient way to locate nearby routes and view schedules, and route information is also available through Google Maps.
Also, the T will offer service to two new North Shore stations starting in March 2012, providing more convenient transit access to sports venues, including Heinz Field, and other popular destinations.
The Steelers service was eliminated within a 15 percent reduction in service on March 27 to address a loss in state funding. At that time, 29 routes were eliminated and 37 others saw significant reductions. The Harmar bus division was closed and about 270 Authority jobs were eliminated.
The Steelers start the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Baltimore. The first home game at Heinz Field will be on Sept. 18.
For route information, riders may visit www.portauthority.org or contact Port Authority Customer Service at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007.